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jocose | jocosity

given to humour or playfulness
  • How to Memorize
    • jocose - humourous
  • Analysis

    Unlike the similar term ‘facetious’, which expresses an inappropriate form of humour or playfulness, ‘jocose’ tends to be used in a positive sense. It suggests something inclusive and suitable.

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  • Example(s)
    1. Frank’s jocose manner made the client feel at ease and it led to a productive meeting.

    2. At times I felt that the jocosity of the movie’s script got in the way of telling the story.

    3. Susan has such a charming jocoseness about her that it’s impossible not to like her.